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Dan Liljenquist: Utah's Sen. Lee driving force behind USA Freedom Act

Utah's Sen. Mike Lee was driving force behind USA Freedom Act to end NSA collection and storage of "metadata"

Michael Gerson: Republicans should learn from past interventions in the Middle East

What are the lessons a president should draw from American interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq? Read more »

May 19, 2015

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Lois M. Collins: Cupboards-bare plea shines light on need that extends well beyond one man's troubles

When Clarence Blackmon asked for help, his needs were met quickly and with great generosity. But it's more than a heart-warming story; it's a reminder of the invisible who live among us and the... Read more »

May 19, 2015

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John Hoffmire: The winners and losers of the shared economy

Uber cars, Craigslist, eBay, Airbnb; you know them, you may use them. What you may not know is that they go by other names in the economic world: the sharing economy, collaborative consumption and... Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: No easy exit from global dollar dilemma

All of Asia — the fastest growing part of the world economy — is watching the debate over the Trans-Pacific Partnership. If Congress derails Obama's trade policies, these countries will... Read more »

May 18, 2015

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My view: I-Squared Act good for tech companies, Utah economy

The I-Squared Act is good for the economy, for tech workers and for Utah. At its core, the bill is focused on updating decades-old immigration laws to meet the needs of the 21st century economy. Read more »

May 18, 2015

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Drew Clark: Utah Ignite exists to find new light bulbs for the Internet age

Utah Ignite is the westernmost gigabit hub. Even though Seattle, Portland and San Francisco were interested in joining, "they don't have the same kind of penetration [of gigabit fiber] that exists... Read more »

May 17, 2015

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Natalie Gochnour: Utah is a model of constructive Republicanism

Public policy is informed by ideology, but should not be controlled by it. The best public policy occurs when we draw the best ideas from the left and the right to avoid or solve complex problems.... Read more »

May 17, 2015

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Frank Pignanelli & LaVarr Webb: Count My Vote compromise seems to provoke contradicting reactions

Utah’s confusing weather — rain and high mountain snow interspersed with summer-like heat — is a perfect backdrop to the turmoil in Utah politics. We offer our... Read more »

May 17, 2015

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My view: Credibility gap exists between supporters, opposers of Healthy Utah

There’s an enormous credibility gap between those who support Healthy Utah and those who oppose it. The credible consensus tells us Healthy Utah is our best option. Read more »

May 17, 2015

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John Florez: Looking at Utah's prison relocation efforts by revisiting my grade-school civics lessons

The state prison relocation efforts appear to be more like how we used to play sandlot baseball. There we made the rules as we went along, and the kid that brought the bat and ball usually ended up... Read more »

May 16, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Advertisements, brands against GMOs are examples of corporate irresponsibility

Embracing pseudoscience as the centerpiece of an advertising and branding effort is an act of corporate irresponsibility. Read more »

May 15, 2015

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Greg Bell: Despite improved progress, Utah still has education challenges to overcome

Utah's graduation-rate improvements are significant. Yet, there's still much work to be done. What accounts for impressive progress? And what are ongoing barriers? And are we reaching our breaking... Read more »

May 15, 2015

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David Brown: Politics have exaggerated how much human behavior affects environment

I do agree that man’s behavior and the use of fossil fuels do have an impact on the environment; however, man’s impact has been grossly exaggerated to achieve desired political results.... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Jay Evensen: Airports that want to regulate ride sharing face a tough task

For some consumers, Salt Lake International Airport has turned into a Baghdad bazaar, where weary travelers find themselves haggling for the best price into the city. Or at least that’s what... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Ben Aldana: Prison Relocation Commission should consider humane rehab, not just monetary incentives

Will the new state prison be another cage, which creates dismal offender outcomes, or will we build something based on modern-day best practices: something that rehabilitates rather than abuses and... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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George F. Will: In childhood, risk is inherent

Today's saturating media tug children beyond childhood prematurely, but not to maturity. Children are cosseted by intensive parenting that encourages passivity and dependency and stunts their... Read more »

May 14, 2015

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Jay Evensen: How many laws do we really need, and should we support the NSA to save local jobs?

Just imagine how many laws we would have if the Utah Legislature were in session more than 45 days a year. Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Richard Davis: Considering data from recent Pew study, what is the future of organized religion?

Organized religion is losing ground in the United States. Atheists and agnostics now constitute over 7 percent of Americans, while those who say they have no religion in particular are at 15.8... Read more »

May 13, 2015

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Ralph Hancock: Reason, dignity and the Supreme Court

At the core of the same-sex marriage debate is the understanding of human dignity, one that embeds individual dignity within shared communal goods and responsibilities. It's a more traditional... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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My View: Seniors, don’t be fooled — Clean Power Plan is great deal for all Utahns

The truth is that the EPA's Clean Power Plan is a win-win for all Utahns, from our grandkids to seniors by helping to clean our air, ensure energy independence and improve our economy for the years... Read more »

May 12, 2015

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Michael Gerson: Major global faiths seek mutual respect amid conflict

Both Judaism and Christianity have made progress over the centuries in weeding out dualism — reinterpreting their violent scriptural texts and finding resources of "respect for the other." Read more »

May 12, 2015

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On Second Thought

A lighthearted look at current events. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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John Hoffmire: What Staples understands about being a good employer

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Stress imposes a corrosive burden in the lives of employees and is a significant cost to employers. Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Robert J. Samuelson: Tradeoff difficult to predict when it comes to inequality, economic growth

Is the convergence of rising inequality and falling economic growth simply a coincidence? Or is more inequality a cause of weaker growth, a consequence of it — perhaps both? We lack... Read more »

May 11, 2015

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Drew Clark: Why the United States, and Utah, needs the two-party system

The United Kingdom has just concluded its elections for Parliament. Therein lies a lesson for the United States about the value of having a robust two-party system of democratic politics. Read more »

May 10, 2015

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